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a short while ago that general david petraeus, the director of the c.i.a. resign from his post citing personal reasons. specifically,en extramarital affair. joining us with the details and latest development on the surprising news is "special report" host bret baier. bret? >> c.i.a. director resigned as the nation's top spy saying he had engaged in an extra marital affair and his words showed extremely poor judgment. the story developed late today after words spreading of a hastily scheduled meeting for petraeus at the white house thursday. >> does the president have full faith and confidence in president petraeus? >> the president thinks general petraeus has done an excellent job. >> he believes general petraeus did an excellent job. no personnel announcements to make today. >> as the briefing was going on, details started to emerge about the resignation and letter to the c.i.a. personnel released detailing the affair. "yesterday afternoon i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed for personal reasons to resign from my position at the c.i.a. after being married
of the c.i.a. white house counter terrorism director. they were all in town. they just didn't go to testify before the five television shows. why did she do it? she was trying out for what she wanted in the second term, secretary of state. by doing it, and doing it badly, she jeopardized her chances. >> kimberly: people are digging in, saying we are not going to support her. we are going to block the appointment, the request by the president. they don't believe she is the best candidate for job. >> greg: first, welcome k.t. to the show. you have tiny shoes to fill. you don't have a dog, do you? >> no. i have a husband and five kids. >> greg: good enough. just don't talk about them. the reason president obama was angry was strange. like it's wrong to question this person. he took it personally. angry dad at parent-teacher conference. why are you bothering my student? angrier about the questions about benghazi an the actual active any benghazi. he has a problem with misplaced priorities and misplaced anger. mad at the filmmaker and reporters and politicians questioning how they portrayed the
in a closed or classified session behind closed doors and one of the major flash points were the cia talking points a congressional source tells fox news the cia talking points had the language changed and drafts including al-qaeda in a later draft extremists, republicans say it was an effort to downplay or minimize the role of al-qaeda in the benghazi attacks, and no one in the u.s. intelligence community could say for sure who is responsible for the change. >> the initial talking points which were put together in an unclassified format at the house of the intelligence committee did initially state that al-qaeda-affiliated groups were involved, however, by the time we understand that went through its editing process after it left langley, that reference was taken out. >> reporter: but democrats say that these changes were not driven by politics, simply made to protect classified information. >> they didn't want to be specific as to the precise group they thought was responsible or groups because there may have been multiple groups involved, multiple groups of terrorists or extremists, but
from david petraeus' shocking resignation from the c.i.a. late last friday afternoon. there is new information and new questions about the timing of his departure. it came three days after the presidential election. but there were reports that the administration and others may have been aware of the allegations before then. joining to us short it out is bret baier, host of "special report." bret? >> hi. the big story today the multiple threads of this investigation of the resignation of c.i.a. director general david petraeus. fox news can confirm that attorney general eric holder was informed in late summer that the f.b.i. was investigating general petraeus at that time. however, we're told that holder was not given details during that period. source tells us that is consistent with long-standing bureau policy not to brief congress or the white house in the middle of a criminal investigation. when it does notvo a security threat -- not involve a security threat. members of congress wanted to be briefed, they said. it appears the probe began when a petraeus family friend reported to
. former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify tomorrow in two closed door hearings. it was announced today that secretary of state hillary clinton will testify in mid-december. chairman of the house foreign affairs committee spoke today about the frustration over the conflicting information. >> every time we have another classified briefing and every time we try to pry deeper we get conflicting reports about what was taking place. and what messages were being sent to washington. what did the administration know, and we have got to do something to make sure that our personnel in harm's way including diplomat, they are on the front line, that the diplomatic posts are protected and that they have the security that they need. >> dana: all right. so a lot to get to tonight, because there are more reports tonight from the "wall street journal" that updated the story earlier, eric, that said general david petraeus in the final days before he was leaving that there is a lot of conflict and it was over the benghazi issue because he wanted to put out a c.i.a. timeline to put the c.i.a. in a fa
: that is all to come out. the letter to the c.i.a. director and allen sent on behalf of the sister to deal with the custty battle -- custody battle. when you need help you want the best, most trustworthy people to write letters on your behalf. the c.i.a. director and wartime general has time to do it is suspect. >> greg: i feel like i'm at a used car lot, trying to sell you the undercoat something you don't notice there is a gaping hole in the floor. this is what bob is reflecting the media and the government refusing to tie benghazi to this. why was he pushing this? everybody knew about the affair, why was he pushing the video? >> bob: name one time between the two of these? >> greg: petraeus for one thing, everybody knew about the affair. and he was pushing the spontaneous mob thing. that is not much of a conspiracy. that is a pretty easy link to make. >> eric: there was news today that general petraeus wanted to keep the affair under wraps because he wanted to keep his job. you're at home saying i can't keep it straight. we want to put it to a telestrator to see what is going on. here i
is the new video that documents event around the bin laden kill and it's chock full of controversy. c.i.a. opened the door and file to the movie producers. here is a cliff of "zero dark thirty." >> do you really believe this story? >> usama bin laden. yeah. >> what part convinceed you? >> her confidence. >> if you're right, the whole world is going to want in on this. ♪ ♪ >> eric: we're all watching, we're engaged and we'll all want to see that. but kimberly, should the c.i.a. allow hollywood inside their doors, inside their files? >> kimberly: there isn't up side except people who produce the movie will get paid and investors are lucky enough to get in on it financially will be paid off. people are entertained but to what expense to our national security? this is a movie they should haven't had the access to the file torse documents. jeopardize potential operation in field. now it's reckless, irresponsible and glorify the administration for a cull that was one that needed to happen but don't pat yourself on the back. >> eric: i have a big problem with our own c.i.a. opening the doors
we do it. >> eric: the c.i.a. pushed back. the ambassador and his aide died within an hour of this attack. nobody could have gotten there to save him. there were no military people on the ground. c.i.a. agents on the ground. c.i.a. pushed back twice today saying they were moving to help them. there is a lot of information here. did they handle it right? no. they handled it poorly. but is there some kind of coverup or some as our producer says an epic coverup here? it's gotten out of hand fran frankly. >> eric: race to the finish line. tuesday is the finish line. obama administration trying to get there before whatever we find out comes out. >> andrea: they were hoping that the video story and the coverup would take them past election but we see it's not the case. there are three failures, failure not to secure it in advance. the failure to not help rescue them while it was happening. the red herring was the video. now the bungling after. how did the media get in the consulate to get the ambassador's diary? how did the "new york times" have better intelligence where the susp
? >> greg: no. >> bob: what happened here, the c.i.a. put in the talking points and they mentioned, said it was al-qaeda. it was not al-qaeda. al-qaeda they named the adopted. leaving it aside, in the meaning of the various department of the united states government who are responsible for this, somebody took it out. when it went to the white house talking points that did not have al-qaeda in there,be or the terrorist organization. somebody was looking to defend obama before the election. i understand that. i don't know who that was. but that doesn't make susan rice any different. she was given talking points and she knew nothing different about that. >> andrea: bob, just admitted that somebody omitted the term "al-qaeda" to help barack obama before the election? >> bob: part of that is al-qaeda doesn't exist. it's a ridiculous -- >> andrea: save that clip. i think we need to use it over and over again. it was political appointees who took it out. we knew that. it wouldn't be a good storyline if somehow before an election on 9/11 country was attacked. it's not just that. it's not just wh
-- jennifer griffin's reporting said they told the c.i.a. officials to stand down. david ignacious came out and said the campaign, they need to put the facts out there. >> dana: a serious columnist and dade has excellent sources throughout the middle east. throughout the government. i thought one -- he said two important things, that they needed to answer some of the questions that had been raised by fox news. also, he said the u.s. officials needed better intelligence. that is the toughest problem to address, but the most important. that gets it back up out of he said, she said five days before the election. how come we didn't know? why did we say, blame it on a video for two weeks? those are two unanswered questions. the recordings might exist. it could be that if they do exist, the government asks them not to be revealed. ongoing investigation. perhaps media organizations are complying. >> bob: the national security advisor is not anyone to give orders in chain of command. they have nothing to do with that. the idea it came from the national security advisor's office is unsubstantive and
the c.i.a. talking point option the libya terrorist attack. if lawmakers and the president avoid hopping off the fiscal cliff? what will they have to cut? "special report" starts at 6:00. but now, back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: two lucky turkeys cobbleer and gobbleer are in d.c. for the annual pardons at the white house tomorrow. they are staying overnight -- wait for it -- at the "w" hotel. no comment. so they won't end up on someone's dinner table on thursday. and if sir paul mccartney has his way no turkeys will. the beatles legend is in a new ad campaign from peta, the animal rights people who don't want people eating meat whatsoever. i look at this and i think i don't want a brit telling me i can't eat turkey on thanksgiving day. you brought up a good point earlier in the show where you said, you know, if they want to bring people over to their cause, right and they want to make them individualtarians why do they do it on holidays when they offend people? this is a holiday centered around eating meat. >> greg: m mccarthy needs to watch out because it will hurt t
with it and told the american people everything she was told to say. >> bob: learn how the process works. c.i.a. is one of a number of intelligence agencies that put talk points. they didn't have the agre agreement. she got factual in their view, intelligence community view of what happened. she gave it to the sunday talk show. she made a mistake and said she made a mistak miswhat more u ask for? do you think he is went up and there purposefully lied? >> brian: shouldn't you do your research? >> andrea: yes. she knew there were conflicting accounts. why push anyone from the administration out to say anything at all. she should have done her research. maybe she is not a liar. maybe she is incatch tent. one thing that the senator trying to block you. it was great what mccain did. getting the heat. and republicans were being sexist. and let me give her a fair shake. john bolton was up for administration. they pulled the same stunt. >> dana: i think she was failed by people around her. president obama should be mad at him. rather than be mad at senators. is he not concerned they got it wrong? purpo
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